When it comes to trilogies, whether its fans of sports entertainment or cinema they all understand the term trilogy refers to the end of a saga. In respect to the brutal sport of boxing, trilogies have been showcased for decades. With the likes of Gatti vs Ward, Riddick vs Holyfield and the grand daddy of them all, Ali vs Frazier.
On 9, October 2021 at the T-Mobile arena, the history books added another chapter to its illustrious book between the fight of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Both heavyweight champions battled it out with Fury wining in their latest contest in an eleventh round KO despite being dropped by the former champion twice in earlier rounds.
Tyson was crowed the WBC champion on the night, raising the gold-plated championship belt wrapped in prestigious green leather and known to millions as one of the oldest belts in boxing history – a championship belt held by the greats of the past. Despite winning in an emphatic manner, the former champion Wilder remains the number one ranked champion in the WBC.
Aside from the rankings, the man on the mission to dethrone Tyson Fury is Dillian Whyte, the interim WBC heavyweight champion. Dillian’s expected to fight on the 23 October against the one man to almost defeat Tyson Fury known as Otta Wallin. Fury and Wallin brawled out in a fight which looked like Fury was on the verge of losing his lineal championship. The judges however, felt Fury was the better fighter on the night and gave the decision to him.
Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Whyte is more than faithful if Whyte beats Wallin on Saturday will get his chance to face Fury in the nearer future. Fury himself has expressed a big all-out UK comeback fight to take place in Manchester if Whyte wins.
However, fans are more eager to see the showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury. Usyk, the former cruiserweight champion defeated Anthony Joshua, giving him his second loss on his resume. Both Fury and Usyk attain a belt either man needs to reign supreme as the heavyweight champion.
The heavyweight division has become more promising than ever with blockbuster fights coming to friction by the end of 2021 and the start of 2022. A division which needed attention that now has fans eager to tune in to watch.
The beginning of this journey might have begun, but for all you, fans reading, the main event is about to become unfolded in the coming months.